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Re: [opensuse] Legacy hardware support in openSUSE 10.3
  • From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 00:17:39 -0500
  • Message-id: <200906290017.39518.drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 16 June 2009 08:42:22 am Roger Oberholtzer wrote:
I have had a request by a client to see if some legacy hardware is
supported by openSUSE 10.3. Most of the things they asked about I could
sort out. It just left me with this:

ASUS P2B-S Motherboard (CPU - Pentium 2 350/512/100/2.0 S1)

ATI Mach 64 PCI

The system should run KDE 3.5. No fancy graphics effects. I suspect it
could be pushing it with a 350 MHz P2. Even id the graphics card is
decent. Aside from suggesting a hardware upgrade, any constructive

Sorry I'm late on this one Roger, but the short answer is -- your client will
be pushing it. I don't think kde3.5 will be usable on that hardware. I have a
10.3 box that is an AMD k6-2 450 w/256M that run 10.3 just fine without any
desktop. Running kde 3.5 on it would be just about out of the question. The
box works great as a fax-server, but desktop speed isn't what it has....

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
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